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Game #5092

Aston Villa

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Lost

8th (-3)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 35,871

Tottenham Hotspur

White Hart Lane

Villa lose for the first time under Gรฉrard Houllier to make it three defeats in seven Premier League games so far this season.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Emile Heskey | 16โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Eric Lichaj and Villa try to hold off Tottenham but are beaten for the first time under Gรฉrard Houllier as the North Londoners come from behind to win, Saturday, 2 October 2010.

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Saturday, 2 October 2010

โšฝ | 16โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Marc Albrighton, Assist by Emile Heskey
๐ŸŸจ | 29โ€™ Booking, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ” | 35โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, John Carew
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™ Booking, Marc Albrighton
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™+3 Goal, 1-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Rafael van der Vaart
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 75โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Rafael van der Vaart
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Marc Albrighton, Sub on, Barry Bannan
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Stiliyan Petrov, Sub on, Stephen Ireland
๐ŸŸจ | 85โ€™ Booking, James Collins
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Gรฉrard Houllier suffers his first defeat as Villa boss despite taking an early lead through Marc Albrighton from an assist by revitalised Emile Heskey. Heskey would however go off injured before half time as Villa lost for the third time in seven Premier League games having taken eleven in 2009-10.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Tottenham Hotspur

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2007-08

FIXTURE HISTORY

Tottenham Hotspur

Previous 5 vs. Spurs: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #10 |
League Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #3 |
Saturday, 2 October 2010

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thรฉrouanne, 2010-2011
Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 1 May 10, Villa 1-3 Abu Dhabi (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Jake Collin, Scott Ledger

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ

Mark Clattenburg

TEAM NEWS

Richard Dunne replaces Carlos Cuรฉllar.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.13 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.40 |

Youngest Player |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.88 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Harry Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Heurelho Gomes | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Benoรฎt Assou-Ekotto | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Sรฉbastien Bassong | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Tom Huddlestone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Rafael van der Vaart | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Luka Modriฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Gareth Bale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Roman Pavlyuchenko | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Peter Crouch (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 35โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 81โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Rafael van der Vaart | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (M Sandro | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | M Luka Modriฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Wilson Palacios | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Roman Pavlyuchenko | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ | (W Aaron Lennon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Carlo Cudicini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Vedran Corluka | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Niko Kranjcar | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Robbie Keane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ71.46m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/11
Homegrown: 1/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/18
Homegrown: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ142.02m

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Bomb Squad | 1 |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

UNAVAILABLE

Not Reported

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 47%
Possession A | 53%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 15
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 10
Fouls F | 19
Fouls A | 12

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"I've got mixed feelings because, at the same time that I'm proud of their performance, I'm disappointed with the result. A more fair result would have been a draw.

"The only thing we can blame ourselves for is probably the fact that we didn't take our chances. A couple of times, we could have sealed the game."

Gรฉrard Houllier.

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 2 October 2010

*Dutch courage saves Spurs*

Two goals from Rafael van der Vaart earned Tottenham a 2-1 win over Aston Villa after a frantic game at White Hart Lane.

Villa, boasting a perfect record under new boss Gerard Houllier, went toe-to-toe with their North London hosts from the off and took the lead through Marc Albrighton in the 16th minute.

Emile Heskey, who seems a man reborn under Houllier, showed great determination and strength to win the ball and drive into the area, pulling it across for Albrighton who finished from close range.

But Spurs fought back and Van der Vaart levelled the scores on the stroke of half-time, heading in at the back post after Peter Crouch had won the initial cross in the air.

Having set the Lane alight in midweek against FC Twente, it was to be the Dutchmanโ€™s day once more and he secured the win in the 75th minute when latching onto another Crouch header to smash past the helpless Brad Friedel.

Tottenham fielded a makeshift centre-back partnership of Tom Huddlestone and Sebastien Bassong, their 10th in 12 games this injury-blighted season, after Ledley King failed a late fitness test.

Even with King available on Wednesday night, Spurs looked too open for comfort at times and Saturdayโ€™s line-up appeared even more attack-minded.

*Missed header*

And they should have been ahead inside five minutes when Roman Pavlyuchenko nodded over Luka Modricโ€™s left-wing cross.

But Villa began to take control of the game and, after a couple of half-hearted penalty appeals, they went ahead.

Terrible defending from Bassong saw him robbed by Heskey down the right and the revitalised former England striker sprinted along the byline before crossing for Albrighton to slide home.

Spurs screamed for a penalty themselves 22 minutes in when Pavlyuchenkoโ€™s shot hit the recalled Richard Dunneโ€™s hand but it was not intentional and Alan Hutton sent the follow-up into the side-netting.

Ashley Young was needlessly booked for deliberate handball and Villa suffered a second blow when lone frontman Heskey limped off to be replaced by John Carew 10 minutes before the break.

Pavlyuchenko wasted another chance to score four minutes later, hooking Gareth Baleโ€™s excellent low cross wide from six yards.

Carew and Young both fired over from 20 yards, Friedel was almost caught out by Van der Vaartโ€™s skidding effort, Albrighton was cautioned for a foul on Hutton and Young sent a shot on the turn straight at Heurelho Gomes.

Van der Vaart then levelled three minutes into stoppage-time when he climbed above Dunne to nod home after Crouch had headed Pavlyuchenkoโ€™s ball back across goal.

The Holland midfielder was moved from the right into a more central role after the restart, with Pavlyuchenko withdrawn for Aaron Lennon.

The change almost paid dividends in the 51st minute when Lennon stood a cross up for Crouch once again to nod down but Van der Vaart was somehow beaten to the ball by a desperate Stiliyan Petrov lunge.

*Crucial block*

Van der Vaart saw his next effort blocked by Dunne after being found in acres of space by Bale as Tottenham began to crank up the pressure.

But Villa remained a threat on the break and Huddlestone was looking uncomfortable up against Carew, with the striker and Albrighton both inches from connecting with Youngโ€™s dangerous cross.

Crouch should have put Spurs ahead 20 minutes from time when he powered a header over the bar after Huddlestone had flicked on Modricโ€™s corner.

Moments later, Lennon forced a fine stop from Friedel with a low angled drive and, when he stood up another dangerous cross - this time with his left foot - 15 minutes from time, Spurs took the lead.

Crouch once more claimed the knockdown and this time there was no stopping Van der Vaart as he kept his cool to blast the ball past Friedel.

Harry Redknapp withdrew Modric for Wilson Palacios and Villa soon made a double change, throwing on Stephen Ireland and Barry Bannan for Petrov and Albrighton.

Dunne nodded a late corner off target and James Collins was booked for felling Lennon in full flight, only escaping a straight red by covering defenders.

Lennon was rampant and his latest cross found Hutton, whose shot was blocked before Van der Vaart was substituted to a standing ovation in the final minute, Sandro coming on to make his Premier League debut.